Recent Snapshots: Use of the Windows Registry by wpa_svc but does the wpa_supplicant?
George S. Lockwood
gslockwood at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 12:14:30 EDT 2006
Also, it is not clear to me in the README documents how the global
control intreface is used with the new windows pipes???
If I have the supplicant (or service) running in windows (using named
pipes for comm), what is the correct command line syntax to use the
"interface_add wlan0" command mentioned in the readme?
More to the point, how to format the same as a programmed request
command from within the cli application? I assume the same, but today
I am always getting the Unk command" reply with the request and don't
know with certainty if it's the command or the format...
And I wish to use "interface_add" command request with the GUID not
the shorthand ('wlan0') style. What would be that command's format?
sorry for the naff questions, but I'm afraid the readme is unclear in
On 8/29/06, George S. Lockwood <gslockwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was afraid of that...that Reconfigure didn't reconfig "everything"
> -probably just the vars in the config file (if used).
> Only thing: is that I always get a "UNKNOWN COMMAND" when using the
> interface_add function. I believe I saw in another thread that
> something about this was addressed in the 8-25 snapshot???
> Finally, the INTERFACE_ADD/REMOVE functions DO work for the supplicant
> as a service, right? I.E. the service is intended to accept and act
> properly on these commands?
> thanks so much!
> On 8/28/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 07:53:12AM -0700, George S. Lockwood wrote:
> > > I understand that the service form of the wpa_supplicant uses the
> > > Windows Registry to identify the WIFI NIC to use.
> > >
> > > Q: Does this imply that the wpa_supplicant does as well?
> > No, wpa_supplicant.exe uses the command like parameter for selecting the
> > adapter name.
> > > Q: If it does, then it would follow that I could update the registry
> > > with NIC strings and send a reconfig command to the service and expect
> > > that the service would then use the new NIC string(s) in the
> > > registry....right?
> > That would not work with either wpasvc.exe or wpa_supplicant.exe since
> > this part of the configuration is not updated on reconfig command. If
> > you want to dynamically add or remove interfaces, you can use the global
> > control interface and INTERFACE_ADD/REMOVE commands.
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